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Fire Safety: The Importance of Fire Drills in Mercer Schools

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

red fire alarm Fire drills provide the opportunity to reduce panic and increase confidence when preparing for the unexpected.

Safety is the number one priority in school districts. Teaching preparedness and safety procedures is not only necessary in schools but it is also a legal requirement. 

Fire drills are necessary for schools’ staff to review plans with their students at the beginning of the school year.

Young students should be told when there is a drill and  taught to familiarize themselves with the sounds of the alarms and the procedures necessary to evacuate the building smoothly and safely.  

During fire drills, students have the opportunity to become aware of the building layout. When educating young learners, it is the responsibility of the staff and administration to educate and prepare for when a disaster may strike. 

Fire drills provide the opportunity to reduce panic and increase confidence when preparing for the unexpected. 

Consistency and communication are key when conducting fire drills. Communicating with your local fire department is beneficial during an emergency and also builds strong community relations.

There is a need to practice! There is a need to prepare! If you should ever need our help, we will be there! If your Mercer County school is in need of disaster preparedness plan call us today - we are here to help! 

WHY SERVPRO When it Comes to Bio Hazard Cleanup?

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

 hand placing a needle into a red bio safety disposal container Our biohazard cleanup specialists at SERVPRO of Mercer County are trained to be compassionate and sensitive during your time of need.

Fire and water damage can be very overwhelming to a property owner. However, property damage due to a suicide or an unattended death poses much risk to the policyholder and adjuster. Our technicians at SERVPRO of Mercer County are ready to respond during your time of need. We are highly trained in bioremediation and truly understand the science behind the decontamination process.

In every biohazard crime scene, there are always health risks. Our bioremediation specialists must follow mandated employee safety regulations and decontamination procedures to ensure safety for all. Our biohazard technicians at SERVPRO follow safety regulations that are in accordance with federal, state, and/or local regulations and are in compliance with OSHA, EPA and the State Environmental Agency.

OSHA training programs prepare our technicians for

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazard Communication
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Heat Illness
  • Fall Protection
  • Lift Safety
  • Lock Out – Tag Out
  • and Power Tool Safety.

Having these programs in place protect our employees from injury and ensure their safety.

The disposal of medical waste must be in accordance with federal, state and/or local regulations as well. Our SERVPRO of Mercer County technicians are trained to dispose contaminated content properly and are also trained in the proper use of cleaning agents. It is important to report, test, and communicate to the adjuster and policyholder why some content is being removed, disposed, and or cleaned with proper equipment.

SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7 for your bio-remediation and decontamination process.

Call SERVPRO of Mercer County at 724-704-8939.

Commercial Preparedness Services

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

graphic with ipad and iphone showcasing inside of erp mobile app If you don’t already an emergency ready profile that can save you money, time, and stress in the event of a disaster – call us today at 724-704-8939

Did you know?

SERVPRO of Mercer County offers a FREE service to improve your business' preparedness in the event of a disaster! With our Emergency Ready Profile, business owners are equipped with an immediate plan of action for any kind of catastrophe.

What is an Emergency Ready Profile?

An Emergency Ready Profile or ERP is a plan or guide to the ins and outs of your facility. The Profile contains critical information necessary in the event of emergency including; the location of shut off valves, current vendors and their contacts, and even the correct location for emergency services to park on their arrival.

What is the benefit of an ERP?

An ERP serves as an action plan for each step of a potential disaster. In this way, if a fire or flood were to occur near or to your facility – you, your staff, and emergency personnel save time by acting instead of panicking.  This helps you as a business owner by minimizing interruption and associated loss of revenue. All at NO COST to you!

If you don’t already an emergency ready profile that can save you money, time, and stress in the event of a disaster – call us today at 724-704-8939 and we will help you get your Mercer County business, ready for whatever happens!

Storm Ready – Western, PA Winter Edition!

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

servpro truck with snow covering the hood but logo showing Winter is on the way! Is your Mercer County home or business ready?

Winter is on the way! Is your Mercer County business ready? Severe winter weather can strike at anytime and there are a variety of things you can do to make sure that both you and your property are ready.

Winter Readiness Tips

  1. Check your property for low hanging or damaged tree limbs – ice, sleet, and snow can cause weak branches to fall and lead to serious damage
  2. Install mats or non-slip surfaces – to avoid potential falling hazards from melting snow or ice
  3. Check on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors – a properly functioning alarm can save you lots of time and money
  4. Make sure you heating system is ready for the cold – if you wait until it is cold outside to do this, you risk battling high call volume, since many people need repairs during the fall and winter months
  5. Schedule an ERP with SERVPRO of Mercer County – an Emergency Ready Profile is a free of charge service and can save you a ton of stress, money, and confusion in the event of a storm disaster.

These are just a few tips to help you prepare your Mercer County business for whatever happens this winter. For additional tips that help you create your best plan visit Ready.gov

If your Mercer County business loses the battle with Winter, we are here to help! We have crews available 24/7/365 to make any snow storm disaster, “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage, Why Bother?

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

child boy jumping through a rain puddle with an umbrella extended Without the right team and equipment, at the right time, water damage can be an extensive and excruciating process to endure.

Fun Fact and tongue twister: Restoration through mitigation is less expensive than replacing.

The statement above may be difficult to say 6 times fast, but it is easy to prove in just one situation.

When water damage strikes your home or business, emergency mitigation services help minimize the extent of additional property damages.

When the SERVPRO of Mercer County team arrives on the scene, they will access the source, type and scope of the water damage.

Then, utilizing our specialized equipment, the drying process will begin. We use advanced drying techniques to monitor and ensure that your property is dried, completely and properly.

This proven process has helped Mercer County business owners stay in business shortly after incurring a water disaster. It also helps residents in Mercer County quickly return to their property with a peace of mind.

Without the right team and equipment following a disaster, water damage can be an extensive and excruciating process to endure. SERVPRO of Mercer County is a leader in water restoration and here to help!

Call us today with any questions or if you need water mitigation services.   

Commercial Cleanup Capabilities in Mercer County PA

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

employee in a commercial building hallway holding an extractor Our team of highly trained professionals have the experience and skills to craft a solution for any kind of damage that may occur to your commercial p

In Western Pennsylvania, weather can be unpredictable. No matter how much you plan, more than not, the unexpected occurs.

Disasters resulting from flooding and water damage become complex for commercial properties in Mercer County. An efficient recovery from these damages requires a calculated and knowledgeable response.

Each type of disaster and the damage it leaves behind is unique and thus, requires a specific and personalized action plan. Our team of highly trained professionals have the experience and skill to craft a solution for any kind of damage that may occur to your commercial property.

We work quickly to asses the unique situation, isolate the damage and restore your property. In many instances, normal daily operations can continue while we restore your facility.

Large Loss?

SERVPRO of Mercer County is part of a national network of 1,700 franchises. Each of these franchises are independently owned and operated.

In the event of large-scale disasters, we can call upon any of these franchises across the nation to assist in making your commercial property loss, “Like it never even happened.”

If your commercial property needs restoration from fire, water, or mold call us today 724-704-8939 – we’re here to help!

Commercial Air Duct Cleaning in Hermitage, PA

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

home with dirty ducts equals a broken heart, servpro ducts equals whole heart Did you know that dirty ducts can impact the quality of air that flows within your business?

When was the last time you had your ducts cleaned? No seriously, think about it. 

Did you know that dirty ducts can impact the quality of air that flows within your business?

In fact, the biggest cause of poor air quality is neglected ventilation systems. 

Now you can get your ducts cleaned and restore the quality of the air from dust, dirt, and grime, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Mercer County offers professional air duct cleaning for residential and commercial businesses. Having your ducts cleaned can help:

  • Restore peak energy efficiency
  • Eliminate offensive odors
  • Reduce potential for mold growth

Believe it or not, dirty ducts promote and circulate dirty air. Clean up your act and get your air cleaned today!

We are here to help and will offer an honest assessment to help you determine whether a cleaning is necessary for you. If you have any questions give us a call today at 724-704-8939.

SERVICE PRO Offers Smoky Savings

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

fire background with "smoky savings" in text The more you know, the better you can respond. Knowing the different types of smoke enables our team to craft a unique response to each fire incident.

To handle the worst, you need to have the best. 

At SERVPRO of Mercer County, we believe the above statement to be true. That is why we invest in the latest equipment, state of the art technology, and productive technicians. We understand that recovery time from a disaster is reliant upon the resources available.

For this reason, we work hard to ensure that Mercer County residents and business owners have access to professional equipment and processes that help reduce the cost of claims.

When time is of the essence, we count on the right equipment and right team to respond correctly. Our team of highly trained professionals are knowledgeable and experienced in mitigating different types of disasters. For instance, they know the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns.

Types of smoke:

  • Wet smoke – plastics and synthetics; low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary
  • Dry smoke – paper and wood; fast burning, high temperature, dry, powdery, non-smeary residues 
  • Protein – virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor
  • Fuel Oil Soot – furnace puff backs
  • Other types – tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue

The more you know, the better you can respond. Knowing the different types of smoke enables our team to craft a efficient and effective response to each fire incident.

SERVPRO of Mercer County has years of fire, water, mold and mitigation experience. With our state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained professionals we make even your most daunting disaster, “Like it never even happened.”

Ready for Whatever Happens

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

Graphic with text "ready for whatever happens" in green text No matter the issue, no matter the time or place – we’re here to help.

SERVPRO of Mercer County is a full-service restoration company. What exactly does that mean? It means that no matter the size, type, or time of a disaster – our crews are READY to help. We are available 24/7/365 for emergency services.

So, when thunderstorms hits Sharpsville at 3:00 AM, sending rushing water into an unfinished basement – we are here to help.

  • When a pipe bursts and submerges the first floor of a home – we are here to help.
  • When a cigarette butt is left unattended and sends an entire home into flames – we are here to help.
  • When mold threatens a business’ ability to stay open during its rush season – we are here to help.

In addition to our disaster recovery services, we also offer residential and commercial cleaning. These services range from carpet, window, and HVAC cleaning, to long term cleaning contracts in commercial buildings.


No matter the issue, no matter the place – we’re here to help. We are a locally owned company backed by national resources. This network allows us to provide you the best service, the best equipment, at all times. If your home or business incurs damage from fire, water, or mold – call the professionals at SERVPRO of Mercer County, we are ready for whatever happens.

When to Board Up After a Fire in Mercer PA

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

red home with wooden boards on the all of the doors and windows If your property is damaged from smoke and soot following a fire, call us anytime. We are available 24/7, 365 and always here to help!

When the unexpected happens, you want SERVPRO of Mercer County there! Incurring a fire can be an overwhelming and unpredictable experience. That’s why our priority at SERVPRO is to help you get back to normal as soon as possible. Boarding up your property after a fire can be one way to limit the structural damage and prevent any further loss from occurring.

Not sure if boarding up is the right move for you?

Here are four reasons why a board up may fit your situation following a fire disaster.

  1. Property Protection – One reason you may board up is if there are still viable products in the property. These items may need cleaning or other repairs but are not intended to be sold. By boarding up the property, you can help prevent them from being stolen.
  2. Protection from People – Some may see an opening in your property and consider that an invitation to enter. If you board up your property it not only protects indivudals from potentially hurting themselves in a damage structure, but also protects your property from invasion.
  3. Coverage Protection – if you fail to board up after a fire, it is possible that your insurance company could discontinue your coverage. Failure to board up when necessary could be viewed as negligence in the eyes of your provider, and in some cases lead to a rejected claim.

Figuring out how to repair your property from a fire can be a scary feeling. With SERVPRO of Mercer County – it doesn’t have to be! Our crews have the training, experience, and empathy to help your restore your property and your peace from fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

If your property is damaged from smoke and soot following a fire, call us anytime. We are available 24/7, 365 and always here to help!